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Poetry Reading by Stewart Cole

October 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am CDT

Lyrical yet shot through with experimental and political veins, the poems in Soft Power are engaged with both the here-and-now of a world on the brink and the hope of something better, a planet where “generations hence / Inactivists will bathe under a sun made safe / By the collapse of oil-can economics.”

Traversing badlands, sandhills, prairies, suburbia, Miami, London, Dublin, Paris, and beyond, Cole’s voice revels in questions of travel while resonating with the unheimlich “Canadalienation” of his expatriate existence. Whether bog surfing, gallery hopping, bug hunting, or meditating on the “strange genre” of national anthems, the poems in Cole’s second collection exist in a searching exchange with the world, both entering and being entered by it.


October 10, 2019
10:00 am - 10:45 am
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Warch Campus Center, Lawrence University, Nathan Marsh Pusey Room
711 E. Boldt Way
Appleton, WI 54911
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